Technologies for Global Heritage Preservation, 3-D Learning, Outreach, and Education

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Lori Collins, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Today, much of the world’s cultural heritage is at risk or imperiled. Approaches using terrestrial laser scanning, advances in imaging and photography, 3D printing, and other spatial and visualization techniques are greatly advancing capabilities for heritage preservation, research, education, and dissemination. These technologies are helping to democratize data access, and are improving the ability to share, interpret, and digitally preserve archaeological information globally. The ability to rapidly and accurately document the world around us is revolutionizing fields of archeology and museum sciences and is creating new areas of research integration and curriculum development. Results from our global heritage documentation and education projects in Guatemala, Mexico, Europe, and the United States, will demonstrate these capacities.